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Clinet

Located on the right bank of the Gironde River in Bordeaux, Pomerol’s esteemed Château Clinet is known for its outstanding Merlot-based Bordeaux blends. Vineyard Manager Jean-Michel Aracaute has been operating the estate’s land since the 1980s and is responsible for the producer’s growth. In 1998, Michel Rolland joined the team as a consulting winemaker after the Laborde family purchased the chateau and chose to introduce more modern winemaking techniques to ensure long-term aging for the grand vin. Sustainability and organic farming also play a key role in Clinet’s success, so much that the 1989 and 2009 vintages both received perfect 100-point scores from acclaimed wine critic, Robert Parker. The Laborde family influence has greatly increased the portfolio range by adding an approachable list of AOC Bordeaux classified red and white wines for more widespread consumption.

www.chateauclinet.com

2012
Out of Stock
750ml
JD96
V95
WA95
JS93
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Tasting Notes

WA95
With a dense purple color and gorgeous levels of fruit, especially black raspberry and blackcurrant, this full-bodied, opulent style of wine is another great success for Clinet, a château that has been on top of its game for the last decade. This is stunning stuff, and whatever new oak has been used – and there is plenty – it is totally disguised by the luxurious and extravagant fruit level. This full-bodied, opulent Pomerol should drink well for 15 or more years.
JS93
Fabulous nose of orange peel, blueberries and blackberries. Full body, firm tannins and a cocoa, cedar and berry finish. Little austere now but so fine. Truly outstanding for the vintage. Better after 2016.

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